Zastava M92 compact assault rifle (for some reason type-classified as “submachine gun” by its current manufacturer) has been developed and produced in former Yugoslavia since late 1970s. It was based on the Zastava M70 rifle and intended for export sales. Zastava M92 is offered in a select-fire military version and in several semi-automatic only civilian versions, with or without shoulder stock (the latter is imported into USA as “pistol”).
Zastava M92 follows the typical Kalashnikov-style design, with long stroke gas piston operation, rotary bolt locking and stamped steel receiver. It employs relatively short, 10-inch barrel, with front sight base mounted above the gas block, and with the flash hider at the muzzle. Shoulder stock is of AKMS type, made of stamped steel and folding down and forward. Top cover is of AKS-74U type, hinged at the front, and rear sight is attached to the top cover. Forend is made from wood, while pistol grip is made from black plastic and specific shape peculiar to other Yugoslavian / Serbian guns of the type. All 7.62x39mm magazines, compatible with standard AKM / Zastava M70 rifles can be used in M92.
|Full text name||Zastava M92 assault rifle (Serbia / Former Yugoslavia)|
|Caliber cartridge||7.62x39mm M43 Soviet Intermediate Cartridge|
|Overall length, mm||795|
|Length, folded, mm||550|
|Barrel length, mm||254|
|Weight empty, kg||3,57|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||30|
|Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min||620|